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Daniel Willcox

Men's 470 (crew)
Date of birth: 
Friday, June 8, 1990

Dan Willcox and Paul Snow-Hansen are experienced campaigners in the men’s 470, having combined in 2013 to embark on the Road to Rio, and now want to excel in Enoshima, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo OLympics.

The pair were 10th at the 2016 Rio Olympics but earlier that year won silver at the 470 world championships in Argentina.

Dan and Paul are long-time friends, both representing New Zealand at junior level at the 2004 Optimist world championships, where Paul was second and Danfourth.

Dan is from an accomplished sporting family; his father Hamish Willcox is a three-time men’s 470 world champion, and sister Anna represented New Zealand at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in freeski slopestyle.

Career highlights:

  • 2018 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - 1st

  • 2018 World Cup Miami - 5th

  • 2017 Enoshima Olympic Week - 5th

  • 2017 World Cup Gamagori - 4th

  • 2017 470 world championships - 9th

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games - 10th

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 6th

  • 2016 Men's 470 World Championships - 2nd

  • 2014 Men's 470 World Championship - 12th

  • 2014 Olympic Test Event, Rio - Bronze

  • 2013 470 World Championships - 7th

  • 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - 3rd

  • 2013 Open 470 European Championships - 8th

  • 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta - 2nd

  • 2013 International 470 Spring Cup - 3rd

  • 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 8th

  • 2013 470 National Championships - 1st

  • 2013 ISAF World Ranked #3

  • 2004 Optimist World Championships – 4th

  • See full results history here